Sunday, July 15, 2012

Giraffe Weevil (Paracycnotrachelus sp)


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This brown long necked weevil is from the family of  Attelabidae  under genus of  Paracycnotrachelus .


This weevil is very unique appearance. It has brown color all over its body, long neck and a pair of big black rounded eyes for its male.  The female has shorter neck such in the photo below. The size of this insect is about 8 - 10mm.



Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Coleoptera - Beetles
Suborder : Polyphaga - Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles
Superfamily : Curculionoidea - Snout and Bark Beetles
Family : Attelabidae - Leaf Rolling Weevils
Subfamily : Apoderinae
Tribe : Trachelophorini
Genus : Paracycnotrachelus

References:
http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Paracycnotrachelus

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